The First International Symposium on Post-Primary Education for Refugees
Project at a glance
Dates and Place18 - 19 September 2002, Geneva, Switzerland
Graduate Institute for Development Studies (IUED)
The Refugee Education Trust (RET) and a steering committee composed of representatives from CARE, Education International, IRC, JRS, LWF, Windle Trust/Hugh Pilkington Charitable Trust, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF and IUED.
Experts on refugees and/or education from NGOs, governments, international organizations, research institutions, the media and the corporate sector.
There are at least 1,5 million refugee children aged 12-17 in developing countries today. Only 3% of them have access to education. Yet their generation will be called on to lead their war-torn societies tomorrow.
Eight thematic workshops were held by expert speakers. Participants were invited to share good practice and formulate practical recommendations. Topics: Statistics, in emergencies, returnees and reconstruction, gender, life skills and conflict prevention, vocational training, and distance learning and ICT.
The Honorary Guests included Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand as well as Ms. Mary Ann Wyrsch, the Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Volunteering Opportunities15 ICVolunteers filled the following roles:
Posted: 2002-9-29 Updated: 2006-8-13